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Who We Are

The Catholic Foundation is the nation’s longest serving Catholic community foundation. Since 1955, we have worked to connect generous individuals and families with their charitable passion to ensure their contributions meet the needs of our community. As a lay-based charitable organization that’s independent of the Diocese of Dallas, we support Catholic and non-Catholic interests – amplifying donor funds for the greatest impact.

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Making a Lasting Impact

Schools and churches are built and renovated, the needy receive compassion, charitable organizations are enhanced, scholarships enable youth to receive a Catholic education, and religious programs are sustained and expanded.

We help amplify the impact of your traditional giving to include some of the neediest and pressing projects here at home.

Has been distributed in grants since our founding.
Organizations, Catholic and non-Catholic, local and global, received grants in 2022.

Stories of Impact

Modern-Day Cavalry Feeds The Hungry
The financial support of The Catholic Foundation helps Network of Community Ministries use its mobile food pantry program to provide families in the Richardson ISD with much needed access to food and drink. A major grant has ensured that Network staff are able to pick up and transport supplies for families in need of life’s most basic essentials.

Stories of Impact

Charitable Pharmacy Serves Needs Of Uninsured and Poor
Free prescriptions for the uninsured and the poor can radically improve the quality of life for thousands of people who use the St. Vincent de Paul Pharmacy in Dallas. When limited space presented concerns about providing patient care, a Catholic Foundation grant help optimize space used by the staff in the pursuit of serving others.

Stories of Impact

Outdoor Playground Delights Mary Immaculate Community
A cleaner and safer playground has parents and students at Mary Immaculate Catholic School smiling these days after years of having to repeatedly clean new shoes from the previous base that turned white sneakers black. Thanks to a Catholic Foundation grant, a colorful and durable new surface makes play time all the more enjoyable at the school.

Stories of Impact

Sky’s The Limit Inside New Computer Lab
Students at Bishop Dunne Catholic High School are utilizing cutting-edge technology that provides them with college-level skills involving GeoTech, advanced gaming and design. Funded in part by a grant from The Catholic Foundation, the students are reshaping the way global and local concerns can be addressed with automation and artificial intelligence.

Stories of Impact

The Big White Church On The Prairie
The Catholic Foundation doesn’t just help renovate aging facilities, it helps growing churches and schools meet the needs for expansion. Such is the case for St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in the boom town of Forney, Texas, where a grant helped the church place a beautiful steeple atop its new sanctuary.

Stories of Impact

Discipleship Spurred On By Televised Masses
During the peak of the pandemic, The Catholic Foundation served as the presenting sponsor of the Diocese of Dallas televised Masses in English and Spanish. That support helped to maintain community when churches were closed, people were unable to attend a nearby church and people were invited to “pray in place.”

Donor Spotlight

“Love of the Carmelite nuns is in our DNA.”
Marina & Jim Bradley / Donors
“Follow your heart, invest your time and resources wisely. Get personally involved.”
Peggy & Len Ruby / Donors
“With guidance from the Foundation, we have the opportunity to help strengthen the preaching of priests, deacons and seminarians, so they’ll flourish in their ministry.”
Barbara & Jim Moroney / Donors
“Involvement with The Catholic Foundation isn’t just for those with ‘deep pockets’. I enjoy the flexibility and ease of using just one account to recommend grants for all of my charitable interests.”
Fr. Jason Cargo / Donors
“The investment results have increased the value of our Fund’s balance, making more dollars available to donate.”
Margaret & Henry Hermann / Donors
“From our Catholic upbringing, we learned very early on to be thankful for our God given gifts and to use those gifts to serve others.”
Georgia & Marc Lyons / Donors